Barcelona star breaks silence on Arsenal transfer rumours
Barcelona star breaks silence on Arsenal transfer rumours
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Barcelona star breaks silence on Arsenal transfer rumours

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has broken he silence over a summer transfer speculation that had linked him with a move to English Premier League side Arsenal.

With the uncertainty surrounding captain Laurent Koscielny future at the Emirates, Umtiti was touted to replace his fellow Frenchman at the Emirates and speaking to Canal Football Club, Umtiti insisted that he was never really close to joining the Gunners.

“Honestly, I don't know where this rumour with Arsenal came from. Overnight, I received messages from my friends 'ah, so you are joining Arsenal?' I'm not, I'm sorry but I'm staying at Barcelona.

Contacts with Arsenal

"Contacts with Arsenal? To be honest, I don't know if they had conversations with my agent, I just told him that I didn't care what was happening this summer and that it wasn't even necessary to talk to me about it.

“It was useless, I was going to have the same answer. My dream as a child is to play for Barcelona. Last season was the most difficult of my career, especially in terms of injuries,” Umtiti said.

Apart from Arsenal, Umtiti had also been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain as part of an exchange for Neymar and Manchester United.

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